We loved the 40s style atmosphere and the food\service was excellent. Definitely will be back.
Hello Karl, Thanks so much for the amazing review! We are pleased to hear the atmosphere, food and service was excellent. We hope to serve you again soon!
I rarely write reviews, but I feel obligated to because how terrible this dining experience was. This was by far one of the worst meals I’ve ever had.
Besides the menu being basic and not having anything enticing to try every item came out completely flawed.
The bread was cold. The salad was overdressed, but that was the least of its problems. It’s smelled and tasted so off, I was concerned I was going to get sick if I any more than my second bite. Finally the steak I ordered was cooked nearly well done, however I ordered it to be rare. A complete failure on cooking this course. That doesn’t really matter because the cut was all fat. I’ve never seen a fatty chunk of meat at a restaurant. Not to mention that everything was completely over priced. This place was not worth it at all. I’m from Chicago and experience a lot of fine dining, and spend 1/3 of what I spent at this restaurant. One positive note is all the front staff were very friendly and well trained.
We regret to hear this information and thank you for bringing the concern to our attention. Hamilton Walker's strives to uphold exceptional standards, so your feedback regarding this is very important to us. Needless to say, we will work upon your pointers, as it is feedback like yours which helps us provide a better experience for our guests. Ask for management on your next visit and we will ensure that you receive the exceptional standards we pride ourselves on. We hope to see you soon.
H.W. is a very nice restaurant with a charm to it. It has a wonderful staff who took care of every need that we had. The atmosphere was high end without the stuffy pretentiousness. I would highly recommend H. W. to anyone wanting a very nice meal at a reasonable price for the quality.
Hello David, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear you had such a fantastic experience. It is a pleasure knowing we provide a positive, inviting atmosphere for our guests. Thank you for recommending Hamilton Walker's. Please dine with us again soon!
Fantastic food and staff. Zach is top notch in the kitchen.
Good afternoon, thanks so much for the awesome review! We are pleased to hear you had such a great experience from the food to the service. Our Executive Chef, Zach, goes above and beyond to ensure all aspects of the cuisine will be to guest satisfactory. We appreciate your recognition. Please allow us to serve you again soon!
Food was the best I've had in this area.
Price was at the upper end for same.
Hello! Thank you very much for the positive review. We are happy to hear the food is the best in the area. This lets us know we are achieving the guest satisfaction that we aim for. Please dine with us again soon!
I talk about this place all the time. If you people wanna have a GREAT FOOD EXPERIENCE, and great DRINK SELECTION, this would the place. With in reason they can cut you any steak u want. The staff n service are where nowhere can u find. I say try it out, n determine it for yourselves
Hello Mike, We appreciate your fantastic review! It give us pleasure knowing you had a great experience and the staff is one of a kind. Please come back and dine with us again soon!
A few bumps in the road, but the staff was more than gracious in handling any issue that arose. The food was delicious , though a bit on the pricey side. Still, it’s a fancy restaurant, so you pay a bit extra for the ambience and excellent service. Overall, the food was great, but the amazing staff will be the reason we come back.
Thank you for the review, Kam! We are very happy to hear the staff was amazing and will be your reason for returning. That is some awesome feedback you have shared with us. We are also delighted to hear the food was great. We would love to serve you again, please visit us again soon!
This was our first visit to Champaign, and we are glad we made reservations at Hamilton Walker. The bartender was friendly and made excellent cocktails. Our server, Brian, was first rate. He made sure we understood the menu and allowed us time to choose our entrees and not feel rushed. The food was excellent. It was the best beef filet I have had for a long time. Tender, tasty and grilled to a perfect medium doneness. The side dishes were also wonderful and more than enough for us. I would definitely recommend Hamilton Walker. Thank you.
Hello Marlene, Thank you so much for choosing Hamilton Walker's! We are delighted to know you had such a great experience from the service to the food. Your review tells us we are delivering exceptional service and we appreciate you taking the time to let that be known. Please visit us again very soon!
Nice food, wonderful service, extra birthday treat. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Looking forward to going back.
Hi there! We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience here at Hamilton Walker's. We hope to see you again very soon!
Madison was wonderful and very understanding when two of our girls didn’t show. Great service!!!
Good afternoon! We appreciate your 5 star review and are delighted to hear Madison was wonderful! Please visit us again in the future.
We were the first ones in the restaurant for brunch on a Sunday. Our food took forever and about 6 tables got served before us. Two of the five of us ordered the same thing and our food was cold
Food was excellent. Service was great. Very enjoyable evening
Hi there. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening, the food was excellent and the service was great! We appreciate your positive review and recommending us. Please dine with us again very soon!
First time dining here and it was very good albeit a little pricey.
Hello Cecil, thanks so much for dining at Hamilton Walker's. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience! Please keep in mind we have happy hour in the lounge and bar 3-6 p.m Monday thru Friday, with 1/2 priced select appetizers drinks. Come check it out! We hope to see you soon!
Had a great time at HW. We were down for a sports weekend and many of the folks there were from Illinois and also many from Michigan. Celebrities too. Had steaks and they were cooked correctly and were very good. Our server was very helpful navigating us through the menu.
Thank you for choosing to dine at Hamilton Walker's for your sports weekend. We love having our sports fans in and are glad you were able to be apart of that! We aim to provide an outstanding experience from service, to food, to ambiance and it looks like we exceeded those expectations. Thank you very much for the review. We hope to serve you in the future!
Excellent food, excellent service, the “bees knees” is the best drink! 5/5, would recommend!
Thank you very much for the great review, Julia! We are happy to hear the food and service was excellent. That let's us know we are excelling in standards for our guests. Also, thanks for recommending the light and refreshing Bee's Knees, it's most definitely a house favorite. Please come visit us again soon!
Cozy decor, delicious food, good service!
Hi there, thank you for the positive review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Please allow us to serve you again soon!
Food was good but not worth the price.
Little bit European style food, very good! Waiters could be better.
Our waiter, Mr Damian, was very attentive, helpful and polite. The food was very good, we recommend the place.
Hello Lucia. We are pleased to hear your server was attentive, helpful, and polite. We're also happy to hear the food was great and you would recommend us. This lets us know were are exceeding our guests expectations, which is our overall goal. Please visit us again soon!
Good place for special events, too expensive for an average weekend dinner.
Hello Tracy! Thanks so much for the review. Please dine with us again soon!
We love HW the food, drinks & ambiance was amazing! Unfortunately our waitress seemed overwhelmed, we told her on 3 occasions that we were there for a birthday (10 people in our party) and she didn’t acknowledge it in anyway, we also asked her to take a picture of our party to which she said she would after she finished with our order and had a moment...she was never able to find the time. We will definitely continue to come to HW but will not return for occasions.
Excellent service, excellent food. Celebrated my son's birthday and it was a wonderful evening.
Hello Robert, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! Please come again soon!
Hamilton Walker was a great place to dine. The service was spectacular and the food was worth the money. We went on a Saturday morning for brunch. Our waitress was patient, personable, and we felt like we were the only ones there. We had a great time and the unlimited mimosas came out every 20 or so minutes! I would recommend 100%.
Hi JorP! Thanks so much for the great review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your brunch experience, staff was personable, and bottomless mimosas were a hit. Please let us serve you again soon!
I really didn't think the food was all that good especially if you are paying the prices that they have, the portion of food was pretty good though, it was my husband's birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere different he liked his prime rib so I scored there ,
Great Food and Service. Cocktails were wonderful.
Great place, always nice and very good service.
Excellent food excellent service you would think that this would be a dress code unfortunately this does not exist anymore my felt very overdressed and that was a slacks and a nice shirt but the food and the service was very good I would be much happier if I saw the wait staff without full beards. Will be returning
We were greeted promptly and our table was ready at the reserved time. This isn't always the case at some restaurants. The wait staff were very attentive without being obtrusive. We booked our reservation for our wedding anniversary and mentioned it when asked if we were celebrating anything special. At the end of the meal our waitress brought us a complementary dessert (baked alaska) to share - which was very good.
Overall the meal was cooked properly, the temperature of the food when presented was also very good. We'll definitely go back again!
Hello! Thank you so much for the positive review. We are happy to hear you chose us for your wedding anniversary. We are also pleased to hear that all aspects of service and food was exceptional. We hope to serve you again in the near future!
They lived up to their 5 star reputation! Prompt service, tasty food, and an additional surprise upon learning it was our anniversary. We will be back!
Great upscale dining in a fun older building. Outside seating in good weather.
Food was great, our waitress was amazing, loved the vibe. Our food wait was long
The service was very slow and the food was below average. The prime rib hash was A big disappointment.
While the food was good, the value and service was not. If you are going to charge more, serve more.
Side options should be included in the cost. Creme Brulee desert was very sub-par. Our specialty drinks were served in the wrong glass types. (Margarita in a Martini glass and the Grasshopper in a highball glass.)
Very good food, nice service, good location. We enjoyed the evening.
Lui, we are so delighted to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your evening here at Hamilton Walker's. Please dine with us again very soon!
The Taste menu dinner what's an incredible and delicious Testament to the different flavors that Hamilton Walker provides in its meals I will definitely be coming back as a gourmet entrepreneur myself and being in the restaurant business for over 40 years this is one of the best meals that I've had to date.
Hello Timothy, Thank you much for the five star review. We are pleased to hear the Hamilton Walker's Tasting Menu was one of the most flavorful arrays that you've ever had! Please allow us to serve you again soon!
Zach our waiter was awesome. All around it was very nice.
Hi Lakesha, We are very happy to hear you had such a great experience here, including service, food, and all of the above! Thank you so much for recommending us for special occasions, dates, and our amazing brunch. Please come back soon!
Great food, people, and service. We all appreciated the good attention the servers went out of their way to bestow on us and would rate Hamilton Walkers as one of the best restaurants in town among an excellent selection of first-class restaurants. Thanks for being here!
Hello Gail, We are so pleased to know your experience here at Hamilton Walker's was fantastic! We pride ourselves on being the Premier Steakhouse of Champaign-Urbana, your review assures us that we are! Thank you for letting us serve you. We hope to see you again soon!
Food was excellent, service was above what was expected. Nikoli are server was nice and very responsive. Great service
The bone in ribeye was fantastic. Hadn’t been to Hamilton Walkers in awhile but returned for the wife’s birthday. We were not disappointed. This is still the best place for a great steak anywhere in the area. The kitchen turns out fantastic food properly prepared and the management is top notch.
Very nice service from the Waiter to the Chef. The food was delicious and the deserts great also.